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USED Towboat Bessie

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1878 at St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1878
  • Delivered in 1878 to US Engineers District, unknown
  • Placed in commission in1878 as USED Towboat Bessie
  • Bessie worked on the Upper Mississippi between Minneapolis and the mouth of the Missouri River
  • Retired from Army service in 1896
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 45'
    Beam 8'
    Draft 2'5"
    Speed unknown
    Hull Depth unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    420k USACE Towboat Bessie tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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